Y2K38

January 16, 2008 at 4:42 am Leave a comment

Y2K38 Problem

In a lot of ways- I think this is more serious than the “Y2K” problem. I know I use Unix time functions a lot, probably in some way in almost every program I write. Granted- I’ll be 72 at the time, so I probably won’t care. I supposed that’s how all those 2-digit year coders back in the 50s and 60s felt too.

As the article suggests- the 30-year countdown begins this Saturday. After that- problems will start to show up in 30-year amortization software running on Unix systems, and probably other financial and forecasting software that uses a 30-year window.

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